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Saki Biyori OAD Scheduled

Friday, September 26th, 2014

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The 14th collected volume of Ritz Kobayashi’s bishoujo mahjong manga Saki will be released on July 25, 2015. Limited edition copies of the book will include an OAD based on Saya Kiyoshi’s spin-off four-panel manga Saki Biyori. The ongoing Saki Biyori manga premiered in 2011 and presently has 3 compiled volumes of its own.

Source: Anime News Network

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Koji Morimoto Animates New TV Spot

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Renowned visionary animator and Studio 4C co-founder Koji Morimoto has directed an original 15-second TV commercial promoting the upcoming two albums from Japanese post progressive metal band Mono.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

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iM@S Cinderella Girls First Trailer Released

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The homepage for next year’s IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls television series has added its first streaming trailer. Most of the core staff of studio A-1 Pictures’ 2011 IDOLM@STER television anime will reunite to produce the adaptation of the “Cinderella Girls” mobile game spin-off from the original iM@S game franchise. A promotional Blu-ray and DVD advertising the new TV series will go on sale on November 5. The TV series will premiere in January.

Source: Anime News Network

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Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete First Trailer Released

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The homepage for next month’s Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete (Searching for the Lost Future) television series has added its first trailer. Anime studio feel (Kanamemo, Kiss x Sis) is producing the adaptation of Trumple’s adult PC game for an October 4 premiere. The original game revolves around a large school’s astronomy club, which is charged with investigating rumors of unsettling supernatural anomolies around the school.

Source: Anime News Network

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Second Shingeki no Bahamut Trailer Released

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The homepage for next month’s Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis (Rage of Bahamut: Genesis) television series has added a new, epic second trailer. Anime studio Mappa is producing the adaptation of Cygames’ mobile card game. Director Keiichi Satou (Asura, Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary) is helming the production for an October 6 premiere.

Source: Anime News Network

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Baby Steps Second Season Confirmed

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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This week’s final episode of Baby Steps concluded with an epilogue announcing that the series will continue next spring. Anime studio Pierrot (Naruto) produced the initial 25-episode adaptation of Hikaru Katsuki’s manga about a studious high school boy who takes up tennis as a hobby.

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I’m very pleased and relieved to learn that the show will continue, but I’m a bit confused over why the show wasn’t planned as an ongoing production from the outset. Past tennis anime including Ace wo Narae and Tennis no Ouji have been long-running series.

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Oshiri Kajiri Mushi Third Series Scheduled

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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The homepage for the Oshiri Kajiri Mushi (“Butt-Biting Bug”) anime has announced that the franchise will get a third TV series beginning on October 6. The adaptation of the popular children’s song got a 20-episode TV series in 2012 and a 32-episode second series in 2013.

Source: Anime News Network

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Second Ane Log & Fantasista Stella OADs Scheduled

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Shogakukan has announced that limited edition copies of the 9th collected volume of Michiteru Kusaba’s soccer manga Fantasista Stella will include the series’ second OAD episode. The episode will adapt the manga’s “R Madrid vs. Japan” story arc. The book & DVD will be released on November 18.

Limited edition copies of the 6th volume of Kenji Taguchi’s comedy manga Ane Log: Moyako Nee-san no Tomaranai Monologue (Sister’s Log: Moyako’s Monologue That Won’t Stop) will include the series’ second OAD episode. The book with bonus DVD will be released on December 18.

Source: Anime News Network

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Shunji Iwai’s First Anime Online

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Acclaimed live-action film director Shunji Iwai’s first anime shorts have been added to YouTube this week. Iwai is best known for his multi-award-winning live-action feature films including Swallowtail Butterfly (1996), April Story (1997), and All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001). Iwai also wrote director Ryuhei Kitamura’s 2009 rotoscoped sci-fi anime short film Baton. Iwai’s three “Town Workers” anime shorts are likewise rotoscope animation.

Source: Netlab

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God Eater TV Anime Announced

Friday, September 19th, 2014

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Bandai Namco Games has revealed word that anime studio ufotable (Kara no Kyokai, Fate/zero) will produce an anime TV series based on the popular God Eater Playstation action game franchise. ufotable produced a 12-minute promotional anime based on the God Eater Burst video game in 2011.

Source: Anime News Network

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Tokyo Ghoul Second Season Announced

Friday, September 19th, 2014

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The official Chinese webpage for the recently concluded Japanese anime television series Tokyo Ghoul reports that a second season will premiere in January.

Source: Anime News Network

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Second Nisekoi OAD Announced

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The 16th collected volume of Naoshi Komi’s comedy manga Nisekoi will be released on February 4, 2015. Limited edition copies will include an exclusive OAD produced by the staff of the 2014 television series. The series’ 14th collected volume will be released on October 3. Limited edition copies will include the series’ first OAD adapting manga chapters 58 & 64. The second OAD will adapt manga chapters 65 & 71.

Source: Anime News Network

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Milky Holmes Fourth Series Announced

Friday, September 19th, 2014

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The Tantei Kageki Milky Holmes TD television series will premiere in January. The series will be the fourth Milky Holmes bishoujo detective comedy/adventure series since 2010.

Source: Anime News Network

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Ganbare! Lulu Lolo Second TV Series Scheduled

Friday, September 19th, 2014

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A second Ganbare! Lulu Lolo – Tiny Twin Bears anime television series will premiere on the NHK Educational network on the 25th. The new series will introduce Lulu & Lolo’s michevious little brothers Pak and Pero. Writer Hiroyuki Aihara and illustrator Nami Adachi’s children’s picture book Kuma no Gakko received an anime feature film in 2010 then inspired the first Ganbare! Lulu Lolo television series in 2013.

Source: Anime News Network

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Latest Sunday CM Released

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Shogakukan has released its latest original Shounen Sunday anime TV spot. The 30-second ad animated by studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online) is the second Shounen Sunday ad to feature Jun Sakura’s comedy manga Yugami-kun ni wa Tomodachi ga Inai (He Does Not Have Any Friends). Shounen Sunday magazine has released 31 anime TV commercials since 1995.

Source: Anime News Network

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